Andy Ngo won’t admit that Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks mostly shared links from sites like TMZ, ESPN and DatPiff, which is why no serious person cares.

He really wanted this to be a premeditated BLM terror attack and people aren’t buying it. Sorry, Andy. Image
Some extremely, extremely dumb racists will pour into my replies here. They’re already coming. Have fun!

But the rest of us are moving on from this narrative. Catch you later.
Twitter is not real life, and while Ngo's hateful fans will buy up everything he says, it looks like advertisers just do not want to work with his junk news site or be associated with his brand:

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24 Nov
Never forget that after the racists gunned down Ahmaud Arbery, Andy Ngo used his platform minimize the murder and apparently try and make it appear justified:
The Daily Dot fortunately wrote it up. It mentions another far-right grifter who likes to dabble in anti-Black racism, Cassandra Fairbanks:…
We’re still learning details about the murder suspect in Waukesha but it’s critical to remember these things when considering: 1) what character of person throws narratives on a breaking story and 2) why they do it.

Same pair compared Waukesha to Charlottesville hours apart:
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16 Nov
Infowars' longtime IT Director Michael Zimmermann snatched up domains like "tarrantmanifesto dot com" (referring to the Christchurch killer) and "shooter chan dot com" from Epik, the hack shows.

Me @hannahgais and @MeganSquire0:…
Rob Monster of Epik also hired Zimmermann for his own team. This should put his "who what me" responses to questions about white supremacy under more scrutiny.

He spoke apologetically of David Duke in a 2019 livestream:…
It's complex, so please read the whole story. An apparent shadow technical team undergirds Infowars, Epik, AND Nick Fuentes' America First network.

Zimmerman is the head of it. And they're all apparently into the most fringe, extreme far-right bullshit:
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23 Sep
NEW — Six people including his sister identified an image of a man inside the Capitol as Charles Bausman.

Bausman is a Pro-Kremlin propagandist and extreme far-right activist who reappeared in Moscow after Jan 6:…
In October 2020, I reported out a Russian email address buried in the source code of U.S. white supremacist websites.

We traced the emails address to Charles Bausman of the Kremlin propaganda site Russia Insider:
We then found the same website infrastructure being used in a partisan, Pro-Trump propaganda site called Lancaster Patriot.

This site focused on Pennsylvania swing state matters — poorly written, divisive junk news:
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1 Sep
Russia Insider founder Charles Bausman involved himself in Pennsylvania-based Stop the Steal activism and then took his act to Washington D.C. on Jan 6.

Then he disappeared, leaving the Christmas lights still hanging from his home.

My latest:…
.@NataliaAntonova provided translation, geolocation and context help with this one.

Really amazing person to work with.
In October 2020, I reported on a Russian email address buried in the source code of U.S. white nationalist sites, all linked to Russia Insider.

Activists also spotted Bausman with white nationalists hanging around a BLM event in Lancaster last year:
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25 Aug
The Jan. 6 committee is seeking Trump WH contacts with the neo-Nazi collaborator and scammer Jack Posobiec.

@Hatewatch detailed some of his Trump ties in Part I of our series on him:…
Our press really noticed Posobiec for the first time days after Unite the Right when Trump retweeted his effort to divert attention to Chicago violence.

But it followed months of working with neo-Nazis, promoting Polish fascism, etc:…
I would also be curious to learn more about what kind of relationship Posobiec has with Trump's son:
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7 Jul
.@Twitter gave far-right extremists the platform they needed to plan an attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and the website will enable politically motivated violence again in the future if it isn't reformed.

My analysis here:…
Grateful for guest appearances by @beccalew @MeganSquire0 @BostonJoan @jaredlholt Brian Friedberg @3r1nG and others here.

This was a hard one to put together because of the size. There is more to report from here.
Among other things, @Twitter verified and promoted the extremists who abused their platform to hype Pizzagate.

The fifth anniversary is looming and so I also spoke to James Alefantis of Comet Ping Pong about how they marketed them at his expense:…
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